Let prospetive home buyers see for themselves that solar installations need not detract from the appearanc of a home. The DeSantis home in Milton, Massachusetts, sports an 8.4-kilowatt solar electric (photovoltaic or PV) system manufactured by Evergreen Solar of Marlboro, Massachusetts, and …
The 2.04-kilowatt grid-tied solar electric (photovoltaic or PV) system on the Edwards home in Colorado generates clean, carbon-free electricity. Generous utility and government rebates make PV systems affordable for many homeowners and builders in Colorado. Namaste Solar Electric of Boulder,…
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Terri Crane repairs and sells vintage Mattel "talker" dolls from the 1960s. She is particularly fond of "Mrs. Beasley" dolls -- she had one, growing up in South Holland -- made famous by TV's "Family Affair" series. A gently used, restored original can fetch $150 while an all-original Mrs. B…
Some Mattel pull-string "talkers" from Terri Crane's collection bound for the Antique-Collectible Toy & Doll Show on Sunday in St. Charles, Ill. (Clockwise, from top) Captain Kangaroo; Bugs Bunny; Mrs. Beasley; Bozo the Clown; Patootie; Crackers the Parrot; and a pig-tailed Chatty Cathy (center).
Terri Crane shows the internal workings of a talking doll's voicebox. When the doll's string is pulled, vibrations drop the orange record player arm (with a tiny needle) onto the spinning white disk. The miniature LP then plays pre-recorded tracks.
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